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3 Killed in Hydraulic Crane Crash

11/2/09

Raipur, India Three workers were killed and two others seriously injured when an enclosure of a hydraulic crane crashed at the under-construction Secretariat building in the New Capital City of Raipur. Police said the enclosure with seven labourers crashed down on the ground from a height of 50 feet yesterday Read More

Bucksport Man Dies in Construction Accident

09/4/09

Georgetown, South Carolina A man was killed in a construction accident at a new boat landing in Georgetown Thursday afternoon. Thomas Grainger, 43, of Bucksport was killed when part of a crane boom he was disassembling fell and crushed him, said Georgetown County Coroner Kenny Johnson. The accident happened at Read More

Laborer Killed in Hydraulic Lift Crash

08/19/09

India  One labourer was crushed to death and three others injured in a bizarre accident on Tuesday when a hydraulic lift  came apart while lifting a heavy metal supported by two cranes in Meenambakkam in the city. The incident took place on the premises of the Binny Engineering Company which Read More

Worker Killed in Chesterfield Crane Accident

08/12/09

Virginia  Chesterfield County Police are investigating an industrial accident that killed a Harbor Dredge & Dock employee. The accident occurred around 11 a.m. at 1300 Willis Road. Police said the victim, 46-year-old Ronald R. Well, was killed when a crane collapsed during the dismantling process. Paul Smith, the owner of Harbor Read More

Second Crane Accident in Sliema in Two Weeks

06/5/09

Malta  Residents of Sacred Heart Avenue, Sliema, got a second fright from a crane accident in as many weeks when part of a tower crane crashed during assembly this evening. No one was injured The incident took place in the same spot where a tower crane crashed onto buildings on Read More

Crane Accident in Tokyo Kills Construction Worker

06/3/09

Japan  The operator’s cab and arm of a tower crane slid down the mast and crashed on the ground in Tokyo on Wednesday, killing one construction worker and seriously injuring another. The impact of the crash caused the arm to snap in the middle, and its top end brought down Read More

Three Hurt as Crane Collapses

04/11/09
Three Hurt as Crane Collapses (1)

Bahrain Three workers were injured yesterday when a crane collapsed while being erected at a worksite in Seef district. “They were setting up the crane and testing it when it toppled over,” said Labour Ministry Occupational Health and Safety head Ali Abdulla Maki. “They were lucky not to be seriously Read More

Falling Crane Parts Kill Five Workers at East China Construction Site

04/2/09
Falling Crane Parts Kill Five Workers at East China Construction Site (1)

Qingdao, China Five workers were killed by falling spare parts of a crane at a construction site in Qingdao, a coastal city in east China’s Shandong Province, on Tuesday, local authorities said. The accident occurred at 10:10 a.m. when a crane demolished a building there. Leading officials of Qingdao City Read More

Worker Dies in Dredge Accident on Houston Ship Channel

03/3/09

Harris County, Texas A King Fisher Marine Service LP employee was killed today as he and crewmembers were moving a dredge in the Houston Ship Channel, a company spokesman said. The King Fisher dredge, which works to deepen the ship channel, was being moved to a new job site when an accident Read More

Crane Causes Fire on Interstate 20

02/24/09

Midland, Texas A crane operator is recovering after an accident that leaves a crane and about a quarter of an acre burned in Midland County. It happened around lunch-time in the median Interstate 20 just west of FM 1788. According to Midland firefighters, workers were trying to load the crane Read More

Man Dies in Crane Mishap in Maryland Heights

02/3/09

Maryland Heights, Missouri A construction worker was killed in a crane mishap this morning at the Edward Jones contruction site near Westport, police say. Police identified the victim as Steven Michael Lillicrap, 21, of the 5400 block of Edelweis Lane in south St. Louis County. Maryland Heights Police Sgt. William Read More

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